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Sep 26, 2010 8:00am PDT
quote washington, d.c., you closed schools, you fired teachers. a lot of controversy around that. randi, do you believe in accountability, what happened in washington, michelle, you start, when you did fire teachers and close down schools that weren't performing? >> we got a tremendous amount of pushback. i think the superintendent bobb knows this as well.
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. roby chavez is live with the d.c. board of elections to explain what the hold-up has been. roby. >> reporter: shawn, a big problem tonight, as you just mentioned, voting results have been very, very slow to come in. folks, as you can see here, have gathered at the d.c. board of elections waiting for elections, waiting for elections, and the problem tonight has been the new technology. they have new software, new machines, and for some reason, those results did not come in until the last 10 minutes or so. i want to show you, this is where some of the members of the different elected officials have gathered to try to watch some of the results. and what we're watching tonight is off of a laptop here, and we're seeing the same thing that you're seeing. at this point, what we're looking at is the city-wide votes here for the mayoral race. let's take a look at this, and i'm going to do it the old fashioned way, with 40% of the votes, vincent gray's got 12 86 votes, adrian fenty's got 1841, and that's a total of only 3,171 votes, and as you mentioned earlier and i just checked with the
NBC
Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
morning storm left some in the dark. at one point petco reported 7,000 outages in d.c. and montgomery county. the number stands at 778. b.g.e. restored power to nearly 4,000 customers and only about 20 still waiting. dominion has 171 customers without power in northern virginia. we continue our team coverage in potomac in a community that's lost power with every storm. tracy wilkins tells us they are considering desperate measures. >> we have definitely seen worse weather than what we have had today, but for folks in river falls it doesn't seem to take much more than tis tonock out power. >> this year in particular has been very bad. there's always been power outages you wouldn't expect in this neighborhood. > reporter: now with light rain, no power again. but since so many of the homes of the community are on separate grids it's not a problem for everyone, just the same people over and over agai >> i have a 10-year-old afraid to be in the house when it rains by himself because he assume the power will go out. >> reporter: even with underground lines neighbors say the power
FOX
Sep 27, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. >>> president obama hitting d.c. schools where it hurts, why he says his kids can't get a quality education in a d.c. public classroom. >>> nuclear sites shut down without warning and tonight former top military brass reveal the stunning reason why. >>> we begin with the fox 5 storm force. our area under a flash flood watch tonight. good evening, everyone. i'm laura evans in for brian. >> and i'm shawn yancy. the rain letting up a few hours tonight but already round two is moving in and could pack a punch. fox 5's sue palka is tracking it all from the weather center tonight. >> for weeks we've been saying we need rain and we're getting it in some spots tonight but others sort of being left out from the big rainfall totals. several more batches to go, though, tonight. we'll take you straight to radar. much of the area hasn't seen much in the evening hours. we had a big round earlier today that affected some spots, montgomery and howard in particular with 1 to 2 inches of rain. i think you can see most of the heaviest rain is kind of scooting east mostly on the bay. we'll get in closer. this is wh
FOX
Sep 27, 2010 6:00pm EDT
police. the verdict claims that the d.c. police chief cathy lanier violated the whistle-blower act by retaliations rains three over -- against three officers. the fop wants her fined and fired but the attorney general said there is no evidence to sent the findings. paul wagner has more. >> reporter: the fop and attorney general are anxiously a waiting a judge's decision on whether the chief should be disciplined and/or fined for what the jury said was a violation of the whistle-blower protection act and each filed breves with the court arguing for and against and it's all up to a superior court judge. the jury's august verdict began with a lawsuit filed more than five years ago. when charles ramsey was the chief of police and cathy lanier was a commander. several officers, including martin freeman, seen here in the redskins hat, stepped forward to say the d.c. police department was illegally brokering security work for its officers at gallery place in chinatown. according to the lawsuit, the department retaliated claiming the officers engaged in offduty employment and free inwas vi
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
grew up in d.c. like all y'all. i want this to be the best city in the world especially for our kids. >> we thought we could win it. we feel confident we could win this election. >> polling places ope at 7:00 this morning and will remain open until 8:00 tonight. >> let's see what kind of day we will have for voters. >> tom is here with the latest on the forecast. >> did voting weather. off to a mostly clear start this tuesdaymorning. temperatures in the region are pleasant. it's 68 at the national airport. and in downtown washington, mid-60s. low 60s prince george' county. arlington, fairfax and montgomery near 60 degrees. good weather across maryland for the election. it's in the low 60s and upper 50s on the eastern shore inhe mountains of western maryland and west viinia. near 60 this morning. a few high clouds drifting from the northwest. we'll have quite a bit of sunshine today. a few high clouds fm time to time. highs reaching the low 80s. a bit of a northwest breeze. tomorrow more of the same although a bit cooler. a chance for rain moving in after sunset, thursday evening and
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
, uneventful. now to the top stories with pereta and allison. >>> primary day in maryland, d.c., and six other states. local is getting the most attention of the district race for mayor. by the end of the day we could know if incumbent adrian fenty gets four more years or vincent gray will be taking over. pamela brown is live in southeast with the fight to the finish. good morning. >> good morning. if today is official primary voting day. election officials say that 22,000 people have already voted. they are expecting a turnout of 55% today. both top candidates will be allowed in full force crisscrossing the city, trying to get every vote they can. the top two candidates for d.c. mayor has been pounding the pavement oliver d.c. charles's in their efforts to get people voting. >> the most important decision to be made is who is the best person to lead the city the next four years. dealing with education, jobs, housing. i am the best person to do that. >> vincent gray has been ahead in recent polls of steadily, but supporters think it comes down to the fact he is a likable guy. >> he is a
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
. a lot of people going out to vote in d.c. in particular. will the weather cooperates? >> definitely. fairly comfortable temperatures. not as cool let the past zero mornings. we will take it. not bad. 16 marlon tinnon, 54 incumbents, 61 in fredericksburg, 59 in waldorf. low 60's for the most part. 60 degrees in la plata. a comfortable starts today. not a van afternoon. high temperatures in the low 80s. 82 degrees. a gusty breeze out of the northwest. we like that direction this time of year because that brings cooler, drier air. we will have gusts of 25 miles an hour later today. cooling tonight with clear skies. mid 50's tomorrow morning at a bus stop. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an increase in volume of traffic on 270 south out of frederick, 66 in manassas and between 50 and 123 is a little slow. northbound 99 slowing in woodbridge. 95 traffic in springfield, headlights moving nicely northbound. let's look at the geico camera, 270 looks good. the is approaching 109. back to you. >> thank you. >>-- delays approaching 109. >>> the battle in the d.c. mayor's race has
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
coverage of the 2010 vote. we will start with the d.c. bureau chief who is live out there. >> with this music blasting and these people dancing, i thought i was in a disco. they are obviously very happy people so far. they're hoping for a gray victory tonight. folks were passing out literature and waving gray signs. they're hoping for results that will help confirm the polls. >> based on our own modeling, it turned out about where we thought it would be. we feel very good about turnout in some of our strong areas. and we feel good about our ability to get out our own vote, even in the mayor's strong areas. i think we will be very competitive. >> one of the problems with polls in d.c. is that they are sometimes wrong. i still remember the 94 -- the 1994 election when marion barry won the race. they're hoping the polls are right this time. there were problems at various polling places. keep the pollsto open for an extra two hours. but a judge ruled against it. reporters are waiting for results. >> keep us posted. everyone is awaiting these results. >> coverage continues. 1% of the precinc
FOX
Sep 22, 2010 11:00pm EDT
most expensive place to live in the d.c. region. the top 5. >> first, it is almost flu season. should you get a shot? if you're pregnant you should. number 5, doctors are expecting all women who are expecting to get a flu shot. less than a quarter of us women typically get vaccinated. >>> a new drug for people with multiple sclerosis. they developed a pill to prevent relapses of ms. it changes the immune system's response to the disease so they have fewer attacks and slows the progression of ms. >>> number 3, more job cuts in the d.c. area. d.c. payrolls dropped by 19,800 jobs, 6700 in maryland and 6500 in virginia. the biggest job losses were in michigan, california and texas. >>> number 2, it will cost you to buy a house in the d.c. region, bethes da ranks 20th on coldwell banker's most expensive houses in the country. average 4 bedroom ranks over 800,000. newport beach, california, is the most expensive in the country. the average four bedroom costs, the average, $1.8 million. >>> and number 1 tonight is a traffic alert if you're heading out. crews are closing all four lane
NBC
Sep 28, 2010 4:30am EDT
earn $260,000 less than a high school graduate. tracie potts, nbc news, washington >>> d.c. council chair and mayor al candidates defending d.c. schools after president obama said his kids could not get the same quality of education as in private schools. he was responding to a viewer question. >> the fatheof two seemingly bright daughters, i want to know whether or not you think malia and sasha would get the same high quality education at a d.c. private school compared to the elite private academy they are attendinnow. >> i'll be honest with you, the answer is no right now. . the d.c. schools are struggling. terrific individual schools in the d.c. system. >> the president went on to say there are good individual d.c. schoos, you migh have heard. in response, vincent gray defended the quality of education in d.c. >> i wish he would think that because i think we do have excellent schools, both in traditional public schools and charter schools. and i think his daughters would get a fist-class education. at the end of the day every parent has to make the decision they feel is best for
FOX
Sep 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
protests here on d.c. and on dusty streets on the other side of the world, his controversial plans for the upcoming 9/11 anniversary fueling a firestorm. tonight the government is stepping up its pressure on that preacher warning him about the potential consequences. fox 5's bob barnard is here now with that story. >> the white house and state department are now speaking out against the north central florida pastor who says he will stress his distaste for muslims by staging a koran burning party at his 50 member church community called the dove world outreach center. the 58-year-old gainesville florida minister terry jones says he plans to mark the ninth anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks this weekend by burning copies of the holy book of islam, the koran. >> i think what we are doing through our actions, we are revealing that actually islam is much more dangerous, much more violent than people would like to believe. >> reporter: in washington leaders of the interfaith community held an emergency meeting with attorney general eric holder. >> to quote the attorney g
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 4:30am EDT
american legion bridge. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, d.c. will have a new mayor. 90% of 36 reporting, council chair vincent gray has defeated incumbent mayor adrian fenty in the democratic primary. gray came out here early this morning to declare victory. fenty's spokesman says he will concede the race. the primary victory in almost guarantees the results for greg. >> what is next for the new nominee, pamela brown? >> a busy night and busy morning at the washington corridor tel. a lot of enthusiastic supporters of vincent gray. gray has ousted mayor adrian fenty. a fenty spokesperson says that the mayor has conceded and that he will call vincent gray sometime soon. he was the youngest mayor and was a big backer of education. this was a referendum of controversial school chancellor michelle rhee, som said -- some say. vincent gray says that he wanted chancellor who worked with parents and teachers. he wants to bring character and integrity back to the mayor's office. despite a couple of jabs at mayor fenty, greg congratulate him for running a fierce campaign and asks
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 7:00pm EDT
election the person d.c. voters pick for the white house may not necessarily be the same one the district's electors vote for. the d.c. council approved a bill yesterday to have the city join the national popular vote pacts. that means that the d.c. three electionors would go with whoever -- electors who would win statewide. d.c. would join maryland and five other states in the pact if it's approved. so if you are a voter in d.c. or in maryland, how do you feel if your state went for one candidate but chose another? would you feel disin franchised or is it just a process needed to get rid of the elect oral college? if every state were to sign up, the presidency would be decided by the popular vote. tell us your vote at wusa9.com. >>> still to come, joining the fight. an annual summit surges d.c. neighbors to clean up our local rivers. >>> but first, overlooked savings. you may not know you have the ability to save big right in the palm of your hand. chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down
FOX
Sep 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
lawsuit. a special education student claims a d.c. teacher got her pregnant, but that's not all. the suit also blames the city's school system. fox 5's roby chavez working this one tonight. >> paternity tests indicate the girl's teacher is indeed the father. the lawsuit says other staff at the school saw teacher and the student in the classroom during the lunch period with the lights off, but nothing was ever done. the lawsuit also goes after the school system and says robert weiss miller the teacher has a history of sex with students. the alarming charges are in this lawsuit, a special education student at the transition academy at chad said her d.c. schools teacher got her pregnant and even had sex with her in his classroom, his car and at her home. tests show he's definitely the father. >> it disgrace is an understatement. >> reporter: attorneys for the girl say the school's own investigation determined no misconduct. >> it's a horrible story and it's almost the first day of class your teacher who you're supposed to be putting your trust in comes up to you and tells you how beautiful y
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
family of an man killed in a bridge collapse comes to an agreement. >> d.c. according come up we have an update on the woman whose belongings build several city blocks last night. >> why many people in d.c. chose city blocks last night. >> why many people in d.c. chose to give four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >>> the parties have reached a settlement in the bay bridge accident that killed a truck driver. the family will receive $100,000 from the insurance company. bay worked his drop of the bridge to avoid a car. the man of the car admits falling asleep at the wheel. >>> now we have an update on a story you heard last night. the eviction of a
FOX
Sep 10, 2010 10:00pm EDT
to what went so terribly wrong. >>> and the d.c. mayoral election four days away, we're digging deeper into your no. 1 issue, education. >>> but we begin tonight with that crash investigation. thanks for joining us at 10:00. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm wisdom martin. the two victims in the crash are still in the hospital tonight. they want to know where the driver was in the hours before she hit those two student as long florida avenue. fox 5's roz plater is live to pick up the story. >> reporter: wisdom, there are new details tonight that may help answer part of that question. just behind me is the crash scene and tonight the owner of a bar not far away stepped forward to say that driver was in his bar about an hour or so before the crash. in fact, he has it on surveillance tape he turned over to police but that she did not seem intoxicated at the time. investigate on everies are now focusing attention on -- investigators are now focusing their attention on hours leading up to this crash where police say chamica adams crashed her car into this restaurant friday night striking and i
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
you. >>> it is primary day. d.c. voters cast their ballots today in the race for mayor. >> the race has been marked by scandal. the polls open in two and a half hours. pamela brown is live in southeast. >> good morning. both top candidates for d.c. mayor will be crisscrossing the city. locals open at 7:00 this morning. vincent gray will get on the center on alabama avenue. he's expected to make a stop and go to several other polling centers before the close at 8:30 tonight. adrian fenty will be on 13th street in northwest. he will make several stops as well. both candidates have been giving one last bid to get out the vote. vincent gray has been leading. some of his supporters say that he is an electable guy. adrian fenty has been pushing his track record of accomplishment to voters over the past four years. the pope's that -- he is hoping that will help them prevail. back to you. >> thank you. >>> besides the mayor's race, d.c. voters will choose candidates for council chair and and at large council seat. council seats ford's 1, 3, 5, 6. -- wards. >>> incumbent democrat martin o'ma
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> at the close relationship the director had with d.c.. >> does genetically engineered cnn sound appetizing? it could join the traditional cnn sound appetizing? it could join the traditional fish that >>> we have the debate over genetically engineered salmon. >> the food and drug administration is debating whether or not to approve salmon that contains an extra growth gene. it makes to grow twice as fast. is it safe? >> jolie parker is live from the waterfront in southwest washington. >> a massachusetts company wants to market this salmon, but some people are hesitant to eat food created by science rather than nature. she visits the southwest waterfront about four times a week. she wants her food fresh and local. >> i would definitely not -- i am not the one to alter anything. >> the fda is holding a two-day hearing to determine whether to allow the fish to be used as food. biotechnology allows the salmon to become full size in half the time it takes traditional salmon. >> that rose up a red flag immediately. -- bad throws up a red flag immediately. >> the head of the massachuset
FOX
Sep 27, 2010 11:00pm EDT
night. >>> a d.c. judge has delayed the trial of a man accused of killing federal intern shawn ra levee. the trial was supposed to start -- chandra levy. the trial was supposed to start next week but it's now been postponed until the 18th. levee disappeared in 2001. her remains were found a year later in rock creek park. >>> the fox 5's storm force tracking heavy rain headed our way, a live look outside right now. some of you saw a lot of rain earlier today, others not so much. fox 5's sue pal can is keeping an eye on things -- palka is keeping an eye on things. i understand there's a flash flood watch now. >> there is until 8:00 in the morning. some of us will continue to see heavy rain overnight and others won't get nearly enough. straight to radar we go and tonight that heavy rain band is setting up on the delmarva. look around salisbury and ocean city, that's all moving from south to north and is many some of those batches you'll pick up 1/-- in some of those batches you'll pick up 1/2-inch to an inch. you can see another band coming up through north carolina and even another
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
madison streets in far of the northwest d.c.. you can see behind me a fire truck has slammed into the side of a metro bus. we understand the fire truck was responding to a call about 10:00 this morning, traveling east on madison and apparently went through the south side, striking the metro bus broadside. as many as 22 people have been taken to area hospitals to be checked out. we are told none of the injuries is life-threatening. mostly back and neck injuries and some cuts and bruises. among those 22, four firefighters also taken to the hospital. according to witnesses, the fire truck did have its siren on. there is no explanation for how the accident occurred, but we understand from investigators that it is a very active investigation. they are trying to determine what transpired or who was at fault. again, collision between a fire truck and metro bus. as many as 22 people taken to the hospital but no life- threatening injuries. >> that is the good news. thank you very much for the latest there in d.c. meanwhile, the big news of the day. democratic shakeup in the district. grsay won
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
become the next mayor of d.c., this week we should learn more about the future of one of the key figures in at dry january fenty's administration. gray has a meeting scheduled with schools chancellor michelle rhee. kristen fisher joins us from d.c. public schools headquarters. >> reporter: good morning. ever spins vince gray won the democratic primary last tuesday, the big question following him is what will happen to d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee. initially at a press conference after the primary, gray said he would wait until after the general election before he made any sort of personnel decisions. now we are hearing it could be happening much sooner. here is why. rhee will be returning from vacation this week and when she does, as you said, she already has agreed to a meeting with vincent gray. the man who defeated her current boss. rhee said this the past she didn't think she could work with rhee. she called the outcome of the democratic primary devastating for d.c.'s children. as for gray, he was heavily critical of rhee and her school reforms and opposed her firing
FOX
Sep 28, 2010 6:00pm EDT
: d.c. police say they had as many as a half a dozen officers at the funeral with activists trying to prevent trouble. >> there are some we believe were at the funeral and walked a couple of blocks down to get in their car. as they attempted to get in the car, presumably to get into the funeral procession, suspects approached the car and opened fire on the individuals in that car. >> reporter: witnesses say as many as two people jumped out of the overturned suv and ran off. another was transported from the scene and a fourth person was found dead inside. tonight, police are looking for a light-colored ford crown victoria. >> it was seen leaving from the scene and we don't know if it's directly related but it's seen leaving and we would like information on the vehicle. >> reporter: investigators are looking into the possibility that there was an exchange of gun fire. >> reporter: d.c. police are still working on this crime scene and still have u street closed all the way up to 14th street and we're at 10th street. they're still surrounding the mercedes-benz down there and that was a ve
PBS
Aug 31, 2010 6:30pm PDT
washington, d.c., public schools, a story john merrow, our special correspondent for education, haseen llinover the last three years. here is his final report, which is about the d.c. teachers and how their work is being evaluated. >> reporter: cynthia rivers and 42 other professional evaluators are putting washington, d.c.'s, teachers to the test. >> teachers are worried. there's a general feeling of anxiety about being evaluated. i write down everything that i hear and see the teacher doing. >> reporter: rivers and her colleagues, called maste educators, are observing classrooms as part of chancellor michelle rhee's new way of evaluating teacher performance. she calls it impact. there's nothing quite like impact in public education anywhere in the united states. nowhere else can a teacher, even one who has tenure, lose his job immediately after receiving an ineffective rating. >> the wheels are in motion for action, and the time for dramatic change begins today. >> reporter: from the moment newly elected mayor adrian centy appointed michelle rhee chancellor in june 2007 she began mak
FOX
Sep 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
grow. maryland's primary election is tuesday. >> bob barnard reporting, thank you. >>> to the d.c. mayoral race, incumbent mayor adrian fenty and challenger council chair vincent gray faced off at a forum today in georgetown and on wtop radio. both were asked in separate interviews about the accusations by a young man that someone in the fenty campaign promised him a paid job if he would cast an early vote for the mayor. vincent gray is calling for an fbi investigation. mayor adrian fenty dismissed the still unproven story. >> and there's now evidence despite denials of the spokesperson for the mayor's campaign, there is evidence that this man went down and registered that day and voted that day. >> one driver who was unnamed may have said to somebody hey, if you come to vote with me, maybe you'll get a job. that person didn't have authority to even offer it, let alone whether we know he even did it. >> today's events were the last scheduled confrontations before tuesday's primary. >>> staying in d.c. now details in the florida avenue crash and adams morgan. police are looking int
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 11:00pm EDT
section of d.c., adams morgan, the corner of 18th and florida avenue. the driver of the car behind us slammed into a well known ethiopian restaurant in adams morgan. fire officials say two female pedestrians were struck and transported with serious injuries. both are in their 20's. one of them is in very critical condition. the female driver at the scene was irate, detained with handcuffs, put in the police car. she was arrested and refused treatment at the scene. the car drove right through the front of the business, shattering the store front bay window. the police are trying to figure out exactly what went wrong here. >> i cannot figure out how she did it. taking out the entire restaurant and two people. this is a busy intersection, but coming down where she was, there is no sense to it. >> still a big police scene, trying to figure out what happened, interviewing witnesses, trying to figure out if the woman was speeding or not. this entire area between 18th and florida is completely closed to vehicular traffic. >>> we are also following breaking news from springfield. nine peop
FOX
Sep 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
plater reporting live. >>> new tonight a d.c. police officer on the wrong side of the law. officer mcguire is one of 12 indicted on charges in a drug conspiracy, the arrests part of a year long investigation into the trafficking of heroin and crack cocaine in northeast d.c. mcguire is on administrative leave, could face 10 years to life in prison if convicted. >>> take a look at this sketch. mcclain police say this guy tried to rob a woman sitting in her car at a traffic light. it happened around 4:30 last wednesday at lee highway and mary lee drive. the man got out of his silver sedan, approached the victim, showed a weapon and demanded cash. he got away with nothing. the victim drove off unharmed. >>> the voters have spoken and big change coming to the d.c. mayor's office. today after months battling it out on the campaign trail, adrian fenty seems at peace with the outcome while vincent gray says he is humbled and thankful. fox 5's laura evans here now with today's developments on that race. >> after months of campaigning, negative ads and animosity the two appear to be playing
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 10:00pm EDT
>> a bitter battle in the district still unfolding at this hour. results in a d.c. mayor's race just starting to come in. good evening everyone on this primary night. i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm brian bolter. fox5 bringing you complete coverage. lets get to the numbers we have so far. >> the heated battle for d.c. mayor. as we understand it, the d.c. board of elections is going over final results right now. the final numbers right now just to double check everything. once we get the numbers we'll pass them to you. >> let's get to maryland to the prince georges race. jackson versus baker, you can see baker has 46% of the votes to michael jackson's 37%, dean coming in at 13%. only 24% of the precincts reporting there. >>> to the race for governor in the state of maryland, we are talking about the democratic primary, o'maly won the nomination with 89% of the votes. >> no surprise there with o'maley bringing in the democratic ticket. it is a rematch from four years ago, urich has won the nomination for governor of maryland with 78% of the vote. >>> we're following the race for us se
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 5:00am EDT
couple hours. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an animal rescue organizations as a d.c. police officer used excessive force when he shot and killed a dog. the dog began fighting yesterday during a street festival in adams morgan. the officer tried to separate them and one dog charged that the crowd. the officer is an experienced canine handler and shot the dog only as a last resort. police are reviewing the incident. >>> investigators are searching for the persons who are in the houses of two police officers in calvert county. if the house of a maryland state trooper was shot at friday night and saturday morning someone fired at a st. mary's county deputy's house and vehicles. >>> northbound on the 14th street bridge there's a new traffic pattern that went into effect minutes ago. the left shoulder is closed for the entire lenton of the 14th street bridge. all four lanes are being routed to the left of the construction. the left exit lane to the memorial bridge allows drivers to exit prior to the work zone. >>> congress goes back to work today. taxes are expected to dominate th
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
>>> voters in d.c. an in maryland head to the polls today to cast their vote in the primary. maryland voters also have big decisions to make. >>> also ahead, a virginia man found tied up and shot to death in his own home. police say it is the result after deadly dispute, all over a speed bump. we'll explain why. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> we'll take a look at tower cam this morning on this tuesday morning. it is september 14. i'm sarah similar monday in for gurvir. let's get a check of our weather with tony perkins right now. beautiful day outside. >> great morning. great day today. we'll see fine weather conditions. i think the only feature of note will be some breezy conditions later on today. let's take a look. we'll show you the current temperatures around the region as we are in in the 50s and 60s. mostly in the 60s right now. your wind are light at this hour. out of the south at six milespe they will shift to out of the northwest a little bit later on today. barometric pressure is steady. here is a look at the sat rad. not a lot to show you. no precipi
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 12:18pm EDT
the headstart program in d.c. schools. the program could not account for more than $300 in administrative and training expenses between 2007 and 2009 and was consistently late in providing required financial status reports. but according to an audit by the u.s. department of health and human services. school officials say they have addressed issues in the audit and they plan to implement stronger controls. >>> coming up, of women making progress in the workforce? lawmakers look closely at the gender pay gap for bosses. >>> there is a new template that will take computer lovers by storm. today and "the oprah show", jenny mccarthy opens up boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko. gecko: ah, thank you, sir. as we all know, geico has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance... ...as well as motorcycle insurance... gecko: oh...sorry, technical difficulties. boss: uh...what about this? gecko: what's this one do? gecko: um...maybe that one. ♪ dance music boss: ok, let's keep rolling. we're on motorcycle insurance. vo: take fifteen minutes to see how much
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
d.c. voters are requiring today. the snafus began and disappointed residents, even those running for office. sherri ly is live in northwest with details on that. >> reporter: the problem started as soon as the polled opened here in d.c. some likes didn't have pencils, the scanners weren't works and in d.c. with that hotly-contested -- contested mayor's race, the big question is whether the frustrated voters who left will return. >> reporter: in d.c., a bumpy start to election day and dozens left the polls. >> and we were hoping it didn't have the pickups and they did. they cast their vote again. >> and -- . >> from the beginning. we don't know that they coming back. >> reporter: the board of elections blamed new equipment for much of the problem. at the start of the day, some poll locations couldn't use voting scanners because of an issue verifying the serial numbers. turns out, they had bad instructions and, even mayoral candidate vincent gray got caught up in the trouble. >> there were numerous problems beginning with my own precinct, when i went to vote. >> you can find something
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in the mayor's race in d.c. are going head-to- head. adrian fenty and vincent gray are debating this afternoon in northwest d.c. brianne carter joins us from the site of the debate with a new chapter in the campaign that develop this morning with the release of a poll. >> we are in the home stretch of the primary -- of this with the primary two weeks away. they are going head-to-head. a number of supporters from both campaigns behind me. there's a new poll talking about who may be impacting voters. with the primary less than two weeks away -- [inaudible] >> the candidates are pulling out all the stops. one resident is basing her votes on one issue. sex education is key. i have three children. -- education is the key. >> 41% of registered voters look at the work of michelle rhee as a reason to reelect adrian fenty. 40% feel that she is one reason he should be gone. >> not a single issue why you should vote for one candidate or the other. >> people either love michelle rhee or hate her. >> a number of voters are looking at the bigger picture, not just one issue. could anything inf
FOX
Sep 10, 2010 6:00pm EDT
clashed on education. the d.c. schools have made the last four years and gray told the audience -- and said that michelle rhee would be retained in the gray administration. the primary in d.c. and in maryland is on tuesday. >> thank you very much. >> we want to give you a heads up. d.c. schools chancellor michelle rhee will be here live in the studio to talk about the mayor's race in washington, d.c., and we'll talk to the vice president of the washington teacher's union and d.c. councilman tommy wells as we take on education in the city, the number one issue for many of you tonight on fox 5 news at 10. >>> >> we now know more about the woman accused of running over two students in adams morgan, critically injuring them. the lump sources tell us that adams just left the bar where they were free and crashed into a restaurant. tonight, one of the vehicles is in -- victims is in grave condition. paul wagner is live at the scene with more. >> reporter: law enforcement forces tell fox 5 that adams was drinking and it's here and the district advertises a happy hour between 6 and 7:00 p.m. on
FOX
Sep 28, 2010 5:00am EDT
short and with a medium build. >> police to not think the victim knew her attacker. >>> a d.c. judge has delayed the trial of the man accused of killing chandra levy. the judge has postponed it until october 18 saying the prosecution needs extra time to resolve an issue with the defense witness. levy disappeared intown. >>> police in hagerstown say 16- year-old marcus longus hid a stolen handgun under his bed and that is where his little brother found it. he is in critical condition this morning. >>> a virginia community is mourning after the sudden death of a star high school football player. austin trainemwas found unresponsible at his home yesterday morning. he went to brentsville district high school. stills do say his death does not appear to be accidental. >>> our big story this morning a a white house shake-up on the horizon as rahm emmanuel is expected to leave his post and sources say it could happen sometime this week. sarah simmons is live outside the white house this morning with more. >> reporter: good morning, steve. sources close to rahm emmanuel say he could ma
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
robbers got away. it is not clear how much cash they stole. >>> d.c. police have made an arrest in last saturday's murder of 21-year-old ashley mccrae. today we're learning more about the suspect who was once mentored by the group peaceaholics. now there is going to be a vigil for the victim. pat? >> reporter: indeed. a candlelight vigil scheduled here tonight for aley mccrae. when people gather here, there are likel to be some prayers of thanksgiving because today, d.c. police arrested a man in charged him in quick the muer of ashley mccrae. the suspect, a man once mentored by the peaceaholics. the scene, atlanta street southeast. it was around lunch time. police converge on an suv. a passenger in that suv arrest and charged in the murder of ashley mccrae. the suspect identified as damon sam's, 21 years old from southeast. they say he is known to some as nine millie, a would be rapper. sams was once mentored by the peaceaholic and they say he broke up a fight taken with two gangs about three years ago. news of the arrest brought a sense of relief to the family and friends of ashle
NBC
Sep 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >>> we'll report on maryland and d.c. and all the districts all day and we will have results tomorrow night on news4 at 11:00. >>> residents in a quiet fairfax county comnity are stunned to learn that a murder there may have stemmed from a discussion about a speed ump. his neighbor, david patton, has been arrested. court documents show patton was previously charged with assaulting carr in june apparent because he was upset that carr had lobbied lawmakers to have a speed hump installed in front of his house. the two were due in court this week on that asslt charge. >> real, real sa day for the community. neighbors can't get along sometimes, and a silly thing like a speed hump can cau a tragedy like this. it doesn't make any sense, does it? >> david patton is being held without bond tonight. >>> the police in south florida are investigating the murder of a businessman from the d.c. area. the body of samuel del broco was found in his house last night. del broco was the chief executive officer. he frequently went to orlando for business. executives there have not released any details aut
FOX
Aug 31, 2010 11:00pm EDT
fattening it really is. >>> what's up with this, men taking it off on the streets of d.c., the message that had drivers doing a double take.  >> calorie counts are coming to menu boards at restaurants and vending machines, and now movie theaters too, part of a new rule enacted the health care reform law. but most movie goers would rather not know, as melanie alnwick found out. >> reporter: ask just about any movie goer. >> how can i help who's next in line? >> reporter: soda, candy and popcorn are part of the whole experience. >> popcorn is usually what we get. >> reporter: those between meal snacks can be loaded with fat and calories. soon consumers could know just how much. >> i kind of know but you know what, it's a treat so every now and then i think it's okay. >> reporter: fda's interpolation of interpretation of the new health care reform law would give movie theaters having to post calorie counts october on the menu board. large popcorn is about 1,000 calories, 100 calories for each table spoon of butter. >> i think it's an idea to make america healthi
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 4:30am EDT
weather page at tbd.com. >> four d.c. police officers have been injured in a two-car crash. this all happened around 11:00 last night on old fort road in allentown. police say the officers were on their way to work. there is no word yet on their conditions or what caused that accident. right now, it is 4:36 this early friday morning and we have about 76 degrees now. the sights and sounds from the hostage standoff. we'll hear from the first responders on that scene. a major traffic alert. metro is getting ready for the biggest shutdown in its history. first a check of traffic and weather every 10 minutes on this friday >> all right. welcome back, everybody. 4:39, friday, september 4. it is time either way for a check on traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> tell us that hurricane earl is a pretty fast-moving storm, right? >> it is going to be out of here relatively quickly. tonight. we have a cold front that is going to help sweep things out of here and then clearing and much cooler temperatures as we enter the upcoming holiday weekend. as you head out to the bus stop, here is what
ABC
Sep 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
oprah winfrey's words of praise for d.c.'s school chancellor. >> we'll have details of traffic and weather every 1 >> well, good morning, everybody. we're glad you're joining us. it is just about 4:40 on this tuesday morning. >> let's start off with adam caskey. it is going to be a hot one? >> today will be very similar to yesterday. you're right. tomorrow, wednesday and friday, it is going to be hot and muggy and summer-like. we're already cooler than yesterday's low temperatures. the average high today is 78 and the record 96 b 1865. we'll get close to that 90-degree mark come tomorrow thursday and friday. it is officially autumn tomorrow evening though it will feel more like summertime. low 80's locally. due to the elevation a little cooler. later tonight. low 60's locally and 50's further north. >> we have an accident northbound 95 in maryland after the exit for b.w.i. airport thurgood marshall. you can pass on the left. washington, everything looks pretty smooth on 95. no worries to report now. looks like we're moving very nicely on the other side of town. just going to click
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
making their choices in maryland and d.c.. it is down to the wire in the fierce primary battle between mayor adrian fenty and vincent gray. there also choosing candidates to run for council chair and other seats. in prince george's county, the race to watch is the race for county executive. we are getting reports of voting problems across the region. we have complete team coverage with brianne carter monitoring issues in prince george's county, and pamela brown has the fight to deficient in d.c.'s may laurel race. >> good afternoon. the long, contentious d.c. mayoral primary race culminates today. voters have been piling into the polling stations, including this one behind me. both vincent gray and mayor adrian fenty have been out trying to break in as many last minute votes as possible before the stations close tonight. just after doors opened in southeast d.c., vincent gray made his final pitch. >> i am the only candidate who has set forward exactly what i would do as mayor in terms of education, economic development, public safety, and the public trust. >> vincent gray has held a st
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 4:30am EDT
d.c. region. the storms that moved through last night did leave behind some damage. a tree fell on to the street at massachusetts avenue and 43rd street in washington. a 2-year-old fights for his life after being shot in the chest. police say the toddler accidentally shot himself after finding a stolen gun in an apartment in hagerstown yesterday morning. how did this happen? >> well, good morning to you. according to authorities, the young 2-year-old found gun underneath a bed and accidentally shot himself. according to police, at last check, the toddler is said to be in critical condition. >> i think it is sad. >> inside children's hospital, a hagerstown toddler is fighting for his life. >> he is gist a typical little boy. never had problems. are >> police say the 2-year-old was critically wounded after finding a loaded hand gun underneath the bed and accidentally shooting himself. authorities say the little boy was found inside the apartment shot in the chest. >> they came out, carrying the little kid out. he was just hanging there with his arms and legs and wasn't making a noise
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
september. >> still ahead, sparks fly between supporters of d.c.'s two main candidates for mayor. we will have the latest from grace crass. the race. >> a new plan to chase young people from the streets of chinatown, not sitting well with everyone. 4:40 on this wednesday morning. earl is not having an impact locally. it is a category 4, sustained winds at 135 miles an hour. there's mid-level moisture in the air. the green means a lot of moisture. the orange area is the dry air. the hurricane has stronger upper level winds, which means it should weaken over the next couple days. it will brush the east coast. there's a 30% chance of tropical storm fay force winds along the delmarva peninsula beaches. there may be if you gusts around friday morning. total sunshine locally today, mid 90's. low 80's and sonny for the upcoming weekend. >>> there was an accident with a tractor trailer south and 95 virginia between thornburgh and ladysmith. the truck was carrying tires and the tires were burning. brushfires still happening in that area. the right lane is closed. if your going south throu
FOX
Sep 9, 2010 10:00pm EDT
road, hit two women and ran right into a d.c. restaurant and the driver behind the wheel was way over the legal limit. fox 5's wisdom martin is live to start us off tonight. >> reporter: that car gan, but the mess remains in front of the is gone, but the mess remains in front of the restaurant. the two women who were hit remain in the hospital fighting for their lives and the driver faces serious charges of driving while intoxicated and aggravated assault. according to charging documents, chamica adams was intoxicated when she hit julie backliner, a student at johns hopkins and melissa basque before crashing into a restaurant. her blood alcohol content was .18, more than two times the legal limit. d.c. police say 23-year-old adams seen here in handcuffs was driving a 2007 dodge charger southbound on 18th street when she hit two women standing on a traffic island. police say adams continued across florida avenue, jumped the curve, hit a tree and ended up inside the front of the karen restaurant. ben mooley's restaurant is right next-door. >> i checked through the door, came out through
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
processing for a week. 14 offices will open between 8:00-noon today. >> d.c. police are hunting the gunman who opened fire on 53rd street in d.c. two girls and man were hurt in that drive-by shooting. and we have an update on the two-alarm fire that broke out. fire officials now say the home was destroyed and the four people that lived there will need to find somewhere else to stay and the heat also damaged a neighbor's property but no one was hurt. >> and a construction worker is in the hospital after a trench collapsed. at regionnal heights. construction workers were doing foundation work when a large pile of work collapsed on a man. it took two hours to free him. he was taken to the hospital in critical condition. >> 63 degrees. >> still ahead on good morning, washington, back to school on a budget. how some teachers are stocking up without having to pay a cent. >> and a dirty trick. warning for voters in prince george's county. >> and we'll have a check of weather and traffic coming up. >> good morning, it's about 4:39. time for another check of weather and traffic every 10 minu
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
adrian fenty to win the democratic primary in the d.c. mayor's race. good morning. thanks f joining us for news 4 today. >> good morning to you on this wednesday, the 15th of september 2010. live look outside. 67 degrees. let's see wther we will have a really nice day today. >> looks like it so far. tom is here with the forecast. >> sunrise still 50 minutes away. it's beginning later and later. and this morning we have chilly temperatures to talk about under the clear sky. 63 at national airport. mid-50s in prince george's. much of fairfax county. of of montgomery county. low 50s. loudon and frederick, as well as into northern virginia. weather watchers reportg only near 50. west of the blue ridge, a little bit warmer. winchester, 58. rural areas, only in the 40s to near 50. eastern shore, mid-50s under a clear sky. lots of sunshine as high pressure is moving in. highs reaching near 80. tomorrow, increasing clouds. blustery, southerly wind should warm us to the low to mid-80s. needed rain thursday night. dry friday into the weekend. how is your traffic now, jerry? >> certainly picking
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
northern mexico it caused severe flooding. >>> still ahead a dominant developments in the d.c. mayor's race. \ adrian fenty has a reason to celebrate this morning. >>> we are going to have an international burn the qur'an day. >> but the military leader is discouraging this. >> but the military leader is discouraging this. >> we will be right back. ♪ home is where i want to be. ♪ the only place that feels like me. ♪ ♪ the world outside just melts away ♪ ♪ relax, unwind, wrap up the day. ♪ ♪ where i spend the night and start the day. ♪ olympic premium paint, environmentally preferred. zero vocs. all this at a great price, starting at $17 per gallon. home begins with an olympic finish. what's all this? big news! we have another way to help you save. oh, really? how? by bundling. if you get your homeowners and auto insurance together, we give you even more savings. ooh! big bundle. [ chuckling ] home and auto together. it's like peanut butter and jelly. oh, or like burgers and fries. or pickles and ice cream. unicorns and glitter! no? bundling to save you more.
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Sep 19, 2010 11:35pm EDT
and is now a write- in candidates. they are dominating the conversation in d.c. and are likely to do so for some time to come. we have more on the growing strength of this conservative movement. thanks so much for joining us tonight. i want to start with christine o'donnell. another bombshell has dropped. >> the republicans are really struggling to figure out what to do with this. she is an unconventional candidate. it was thought that the republican who has been in congress along time was absolutely going to win this race. and they are not having a very good moment. >> there were some, quote, nutty comments that she made, and she was on "politically incorrect," where she talks about dabbling in witchcraft. >> i think we're going to see more of this. this is one more thing that adds to the egocentricity of her candidacy. -- and adds to the eccentric ity of her candidacy. it is a little odd. >> the tea party is celebrating this win. republicans are biting their nails right now. >> you heard charles krauthammer say over the weekend in "the washington post" that sarah palin and jim demi
ABC
Sep 5, 2010 12:05am EDT
morning. live from the montgomery county mobile newsroom, abc 7 news. >>> to the d.c. mayor's race. the top candidates have less than two weeks to go before the democratic primary. mayor adrian campaigned with schools chancellor michelle reed. he has centered his bid on continuing his school reforms. his opponent attended community events in the city. he showed up in southeast to meet and greet residence. earlier, he campaigned in northeast. early voting expanded today. new polling places opened. more than 2000 people have already cast ballots. >>> a controversial rowboat call is making the rounds. here is a simple. >> he is wretched, immoral, and does not deserve to represent us. let us get a decent human being to fight for our children, not kill them. >> i was in reference to a report that one council member paid for an abortion on behalf of one of his aides. he told our website the call is groundless and upsetting. both candidates denied having anything to do with the call. graham asked federal authorities to investigate. for more, go to our website, >>>. >>> girl is a post trop
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
. speaking early this morning grace said that his goal is to bring the residents of washington d.c. together to create "one city." his focus will be on community investment and collaboration. reforms will continue with him, but that there will be some changes. schools chancellor michelle rhee's days are numbered. he wants someone who will work with teachers and parents. his goal is to bring character and integrity back to the mayor's office, he says. >> we will work to restore your trust in city government. being fiscally responsible, bringing back transparency, sending a message that the days of pay to play politics are over in the district. >> despite a couple of jabs at fenty gamache congratulate effendi on running a hard and spirited campaign and as the crowd to give him a hand of applause. he wants to bring home a final victory in november. fueled a press conference of the washington court hotel at noon today. >> let's turn to courtney robinson. an emotional night for the current mayor and his supporters. you have the latest. >> good morning. it was an emotional night and the emotional
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